Seven Years Running 2019 marks the 8th year for Team Stop The Clot® as an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. We’re proud of our history, and even more proud of our 50 runners who crossed the finish line, raised over $250,000, and brought blood clot awareness to their family, friends, people across the country, and to spectators along the marathon course.
Some insight into my personal story-
In February of 2019, I noticed some very minor swelling in my right ankle along with some trouble breathing while going up the stairs. Knowing that I was already at a high risk for venous thromboembolism with 2 copies of the Factor V Leiden mutation, I went to the Dr not really realizing how serious of a situation I was in. Once examined, I was diagnosed with a full blockage DVT in my right leg and multiple pulmonary embolii in both lungs. If I had not gone to the doctor that day, who knows where I would be today.
I hope that with your support, I can spread the word about blood clots and drive awareness around the dangers they can cause due to lack of understanding around how serious the creeping symptoms can be.
I will run with "Team Stop the Clot" wearing my spots proudly, I will run for my parents, who have both had blood clots, for my husband who holds a copy of the Factor V Leiden mutation and for my daughter who has surely inherited the risks from me. I run for other friends and family who have been afflicted and for those who have lost babies due to blood clots in utero.
Eight Years Sharing Startling Blood Clot Statistics
On average, 274 people die every day from blood clots.
- 900,000 cases per year are now suggested by recent scientific modeling and public health statistics.
- 100,000 to 300,000 deaths from blood clots occur each year, which is greater than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.
- On average, one person dies every six minutes from a blood clot. Don’t be one of them. Blood clots can be prevented. Understand the risks. Know the signs and symptoms.
Thank you for visiting our page and contributing to the fundraising efforts of one or more of our Team members. They're working hard training and fundraising, and they are helping the National Blood Clot Alliance make a difference every single day!